jazz and improvised music

Winter Jazz: Freedman New Jazz
Chris hale and Minyoung Woo with special support by Ben Hauptmann
DATE Saturday 26 August 2017
TIME 8pm-10pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $38/$32/$25
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student)
BOOK ONLINE or call 9351 7940

“You know a show is special when the audience jumps to its collective feet as soon as the last note is played… The intensity was sustained throughout this performance, making it one of 2014’s highlights.” 
– Jazzwise UK

Bass guitarist and Freedman Fellow Christopher Hale and virtuoso percussionist Minyoung Woo have been collaborating since 2012, developing a common rhythmic language that draws on ancient Korean shamanic drumming, original composition and improvisation. The result is a mode of rhythm that reaches deep into each player’s experience to create thrilling new music unique to this friendship. Joined by the highest calibre of improvising musicians in Australia, this concert presents the debut of a new suite of music that is mysterious, complex and beautiful.

CHRISTOPHER HALE acoustic bass guitar, percussion MINYOUNG WOO changgu, gongs, percussion SIMON BARKER drums, percussion SCOTT TINKLER trumpet JAMIE OEHLERS tenor saxophone ANDREA KELLER piano


“Ben Hauptmann is blessed with one of those restless imaginations that makes his music impossible to contain.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hauptmann is nationally recognised jazz guitarist, winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2007. Ben has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Katie Noonan, Jack Ladder, Justine Clarke, Bertie Blackman, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. Ben will be performing original compositions in a solo setting.

BEN HAUPTMANN guitar      

The Freedman New Jazz series is produced by SIMA and supported by the Freedman Foundation and The Music Trust.